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Old 13 March 2006, 02:22   #21
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You would need to speak to Keith Hart about the De Graff SIB trailer.

I adapted an indespension trailer so that it supported the eingine, like this:
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Old 13 March 2006, 04:04   #22
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Lots of info on this thread. Skip to the last post for details about a cheap trailer: Inflatable Boat Trailer
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Old 13 March 2006, 04:15   #23
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i purchased the quicksilver 340 airdeck as when folded down it fits in the boot of a td5 widthways just perfect!!!! and the engine fits inbetween just nicely too, when away for a weekend or week near the sea i leave it inflated and put it on the roof, keel down and tie it on and drive back to base at a reasonable speed, saves letting it down and fussing about. only weighs around 34kg i believe so is easy to lift on the landy roof

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Old 13 March 2006, 10:00   #24
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I have a small Ifor williams trailer Phil. Please post me a pic of your sib on that trailer
Ask and thou shalt receive. Sorry about the appalling exposure and my ugly mate! Good one of the dogs, though These are from one of our wildfowling trips out to Rat Island in the River Colne, Essex last winter. The RibLite sits perfectly on the edges of the Ifor Williams with slight overhangs front and back. Depends how long your particular trailer is but your 3.8m Honda would be too long for my one (P6 model). Gotta luuurv the quality of Ifor Williams - literally see them all over Europe when I'm on my travels. Ifor's son runs the company now up in Corwen, North Wales, although the old boy still mucks in, dressed in a filthy old leather jerkin!

Unless you rig up an engine support for the trailer like Richard's, don't even think about leaving the Honda 20hp attached to the transom for roading - it's a LOT heavier than the Tohatsu 18 on Richard's Suzumar.
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Old 13 March 2006, 14:40   #25
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I have an Ifor williams p6 I use for work , but the drawbar would have to be longer etc and i would still need a launching trolley and have to lift the boat etc .
Its amazing how much bigger a 3.8 feels compared to a 3.1 . When packed it takes 2 people to move the honda far , I can just get it into the van and Iam well used to lifting heavy things (cornishman ) The honda has very fat tubes (like me ) and the floor is very thick and rigid

So its a road trailer thenI have all the options wherever iam
Portable trolley
Electric pump
Inflatable rollers
Road trailer .

Just got to find the best and lightest trailer .

I have sent you a PM Kieth about the De Graff
I called de graff today but delivery to Cornwall makes it quite expensive although I guess you get what you pay for .

Other option is the Indispension Vario just 288 plus vat , but will give a local trailer maker a chance to quote first
Thanks again for all the interest and advice
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Old 13 March 2006, 16:10   #26
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Try Admiral trailers - supposed to be very good and down your way.
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Other option is the Indispension Vario just 288 plus vat , but will give a local trailer maker a chance to quote first
Vario is a nice cheap trailer
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Old 13 March 2006, 17:21   #28
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i bought a jetski trailer with bunks and modified it for my zodiac 340dl and yam 15 it worked a treat until i realised that i was kidding myself and sold it and bought a avon adventure 400 with yam 30 best 4k i ever spent enven the wife likes it !

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Old 13 March 2006, 19:42   #29
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Thanks for the feedback Tim
They sent me the brochure for the Vario online it looks good and there is visible adjustment on the bunks but didn't look wide enough in the picture , looks more like a jetski trailer .
they say it will take up to 4m sib so maybe its just the way the pictues look .
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Old 16 March 2006, 12:02   #30
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these are my launching wheels, when down the go under the boat which is perfect as they balance the boat just right. it is a 3.4 m quicksilver aerodeck with a 15 yam. i used to have straight arm wheel assemblies with smaller diameter wheels and they were a pain to pull on a bombard 3.4 aerodeck. these wheels are larger and wider which makes pulling the boat up steep soft sand a possibility for one person!
Hugh, Codprawn,

The wheels look like they may just be strong enough for use on my (very heavy) 4.2m SIB. I've tried looking for them on the web - can you point me in the right direction?


Many thanks

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